Synopsis by Hal Erickson
For an actress who seemed more at home in the lavish penthouses and smart supper clubs of New York, Phyllis Kirk appeared in a lot of westerns. Canyon Crossroads is a contemporary sagebrusher, wherein Ms. Kirk is cast as the daughter of geology professor Russell Collins. Father and daughter embark upon a uranium-hunting expedition in Colorado, accompanied by prospector Richard Basehart and Native American Alan Wells. Their trail is dogged by Charles Wagenheim, the sinister henchman of Basehart's bitter enemy Stephen Elliot. Trapped in a cave by the villains, Kirk and her companions spend at least a third of the film trying to figure a way out. Reviewers were impressed by the opening and closing scenes of Canyon Crossroads, but were indifferent to the reels in-between.
cave, daughter, father, professor, prospector, uranium